The Power Plant

Stripped Down: Spoken Word at The Power Plant

Thu Nov 01 2018

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


The Power Plant

Beth Stuart, Bathing Machine rendering. Courtesy the artist.

At the core of Beth Stuart's exhibition is a critical engagement with the Victorian-era bathing machine which emerged as members of the European gentry began to take to the seaside. In this spoken word program, four poets use the Bathing Machine as a point of departure to reflect on the structures, both literal and figurative, that upheld Victorian-era cultural values. Through poetic questioning, these artists deconstruct the themes of bodies, privilege and public space while reimagining their role in the present.


Mahlikah Awe:ri

Charles Marco Diokno Manzo
Mona-Faith Mousa
Heath V. Salazar

Left: Mahlikah Awe:ri Right: Heath V. Salazar. Images courtesy of the artists.